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Oceanography

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  • Holding Back the Seaby Christopher Hallowell

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.99

    Katrina's arrival on the Gulf Coast was a long time in coming. But it was assured. Since 1965, when Hurricane Betsy struck New Orleans, breached a levee, and flooded part of the city, everyone was waiting and talking about when the Big One would strike and do even more damage. Katrina was that hurricane, predictedand imagined before she struck, but... more...

  • Voyage of the Turtleby Carl Safina

    Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 20.99

    Carl Safina , author of The View from Lazy Point: A Natural Year in an Unnatural World , Voyage of the Turtle: In Pursuit of the Earth's Last Dinosaur , Eye of the Albatross: Visions of Hope and Survival , Song for the Blue Ocean: Encounters Along the World's Coasts and Beneath the Seas , and founder of the Blue Ocean Institute, was named by... more...

  • Oceans and the Atmospheric Carbon Contentby Pedro Duarte; J. Magdalena Santana-Casiano

    Springer Netherlands 2010; US$ 159.00

    Here is an interdisciplinary overview of the role the world?s ocean?s play as a ?carbon sink?, and how this relates to climate change. It analyzes a range of topics from the impact of conurbations on the CO2 content of nearby seas to sequestration technology. more...

  • Ocean Currentsby John H. Steele; Steve A. Thorpe; Karl K. Turekian

    Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 99.95

    Ocean Currents is a derivative of the Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences, 2 nd Edition and serves as an important reference on current ocean current knowledge and expertise in one convenient and accessible source. Its selection of articles-all written by experts in their field-focuses on key ocean current concepts. Its topics include ocean currents,... more...

  • Abyssal Channels in the Atlantic Oceanby Eugene G. Morozov; Alexander N. Demidov; Roman Y. Tarakanov; Walter Zenk

    Springer Netherlands 2010; US$ 129.00

    This book is dedicated to the study of the structure, as well as the transport, of deep and bottom waters through underwater channels in the Atlantic Ocean. The study is based on recent observations, analysis of historical data, and a literature review. more...

  • Tsunamisby Antony Joseph

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 129.95

    The devastating impacts of tsunamis have received increased focus since the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004, the most destructive tsunami in over 400 years of recorded history. The tsunamis that occurred as a result of the earthquake in Japan in March 2011 further emphasized the need for detection, monitoring, and early-warning technologies. This professional... more...

  • Marine Ecosystems and Global Changeby Manuel Barange; John G. Field; Roger P. Harris

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 66.99

    Global environmental change (including climate change, biodiversity loss, changes in hydrological and biogeochemical cycles, and intensive exploitation of natural resources) is having significant impacts on the world's oceans. This book advances knowledge of the structure and functioning of marine ecosystems, and their past, present, and future... more...

  • Carbon Cycling in the Baltic Seaby Karol Kulinski; Janusz Pempkowiak

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 129.00

    The Baltic Sea is an area extensively explored by oceanographers. This work presents both qualitative and quantitative descriptions of the main carbon flows in the Baltic Sea as well as their possible shifts induced by climatic and global change. more...

  • Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequencesby Yujiro Ogawa; Roger Urgeles; David Mosher; Jason Chaytor; Michael Strasser

    Springer Netherlands 2011; US$ 179.00

    Submarine mass movements represent major offshore geohazards due to their destructive, tsunami-generating potential; dangers that will only increase as sea levels rise. This volume features the latest scientific research into their features and consequences. more...

  • Biological Oceanographyby Charles B. Miller; Patricia A. Wheeler

    Wiley 2012; US$ 76.00

    This new edition of Biological Oceanography has been greatly updated and expanded since its initial publication in 2004. It presents current understanding of ocean ecology emphasizing the character of marine organisms from viruses to fish and worms, together with their significance to their habitats and to each other. The book initially emphasizes... more...